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Spring learning 

This term we will be covering the following spelling rules: 

  • unusual GPC's,  
  • root words and deriving new words from them, 
  • tricky plurals,
  • apostrophe for possession, 
  • -ibly and -ably suffixes, has lots of useful resources to help support learning. Where possible I will tell children which activities to access each week. 

Re-capping! (9th October 2017) 

We have spent some time refreshing our memories on those tricky spelling and grammar rules that may catch us out! 


We have been looking at past tense verbs, especially those irregular word endings (see list below). 


We have also been looking at word classes (nouns,pronouns, verbs, adjectives) and this week prepositions (tells you the place of the noun or pronoun)




In year 5 and 6 we look to expand our knowledge of spellings. We study further prefixes and suffixes, homophones, plurals, synonyms and antonyms. We don't believe in just learning spellings for a test, we need to be able to apply the spelling rules in a context and to different variations of words. 


We use strategies to learn rules and we spend time exploring these rules to ensure we are familiar with them. When we are writing we try our best to remember our spellings and when we are unsure we use a dictionary to check our work. We help each other to spot any mistakes we may have made and we try to identify spellings we struggle with. 


Where possible we link our spelling with our grammar focus, last half term we really enjoyed learning where words came from and linking it back to our knowledge of other languages in the world. 


Here is a link to the year 5/6 spelling list.